Create a successful workplace culture with the help of international expert and visionary MaryBeth Hyland.
Culture is complex. It has its own language and nuances that can change in an instant. To build a thriving, sustainable company, business leaders must be intentional in crafting cultures that reflect their core values-well beyond creating posters that simply profess them.
Using personal stories, national research, and proven practices, Permission to Be Human lays out a guide to workplace culture that will empower and equip leaders to activate alignment at the highest levels.
This book will teach you how to:
- Inspire and mobilize team members
- Empathize with and relate to the human experience at work
- Identify and operationalize your company's core values
- Create a flourishing, connected, people-centered business
Permission to Be Human is a step-by-step guide to creating a thriving culture where people matter, stay, and grow so that your business succeeds. Are you ready to ignite alignment in your organization?
As the founder and chief visionary of SparkVision, MaryBeth Hyland knows that extraordinary success is rooted in the vision, values, and culture crafted by purpose-driven leaders and their tribe. With over a decade of experience built on knowledge from a BA in social work and an MS in nonprofit management, she is recognized for her ability to guide individuals and teams to know, own, and live their values.
And she does that with the understanding that we all have a deep desire to know and return to our most authentic selves-at work, at home, and within. As a consultant, mindfulness instructor, and values expert, she engages audiences and teams all over the world with her humanistic style of facilitation, coaching, and empowerment.
Her recent awards include the Daily Record's Circle of Excellence, Innovator of the Year, Top 100 Women, Leading Women, and Associated Black Charities' Civic Engagement Leader. She also has been recognized as a leading expert by the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and more.
Her life mission is to create spaces where voices are heard, stories are released, and purpose is ignited.
Table of Contents
Foreword · xi
Introduction · xv
Section I: Know Your Values· 1
Chapter 1 The Evolution of Workplace Culture· 3
Chapter 2 Being a Human at Work· 23
Chapter 3 How Values and Behaviors Create Culture · 45
Chapter 4 Knowing Your Personal Values· 73
Chapter 5 Knowing Your Company Values · 95
Section II: Own and Live Your Values· 111
Chapter 6 Value Promises· 113
Chapter 7 How to Integrate Values into Cultural Norms· 135
Chapter 8 How to Integrate Values into Operations · 183
Chapter 9 Building Conscious Culture Keepers through Mindfulness· 223
Chapter 10 Conclusion· 251
About the Author· 269
Further Reading· 271
SparkVision Resources · 273